Table of Contents
Journal of Polymers
Volume 2013, Article ID 684584, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/684584
Research Article

Hydrogen Sorption onto Hypercrosslinked Polymer Decorated with Metal-Organic Framework

1Department of Applied Chemistry, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Girinagar, Pune 411 025, India
2Department of Materials Engineering, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Girinagar, Pune 411 025, India

Received 23 March 2013; Accepted 1 July 2013

Academic Editor: Marc Visseaux

Copyright © 2013 Renuka R. Gonte et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Metal-organic framework decorated styrene-maleic acid (SMA) co-polymer beads were synthesized by slow diffusion of TEA. The obtained materials were characterized by FTIR, scanning electron microscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis. The different dicarboxylic acid linkers influenced the crystal morphologies and hydrogen-storage behavior of the polymer beads. Hydrogen-storage measurements revealed slow micropore opening mechanism involved in adsorption of hydrogen.